CHS Responds to Starke Hospital Lease Decision


Starke Hospital officials have responded to the county’s abrupt decision to cease negotiations for a new lease of the existing site. The commissioners’ unanimous decision means Tennessee-based Community Health Systems has until Sept. 30 to either renew the current lease for 10 years or exercise the six month notice of non-renewal.

CHS officials released this statement:

“We are disappointed in the decision by the County Commissioners not to move forward with plans at the current location and end lease negotiations. Nonetheless, we will continue to explore alternatives to develop a replacement facility for the residents of Starke County.”